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Winter 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

 

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

 

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

Healthy Weight! Healthy You!

Join us for a discussion on the mind body connection to food and establishing a healthy lifestyle beginning with diet and mindful eating.

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

 

 Pre-Natal Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring 8-week session: March 7th – April 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 
Cost: $30
 
This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 
Cost: $30
 
This workshop includes a discussion of the book and delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga asana and meditation.

Yoga Center of Columbia, Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

“Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles,” authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many. 

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Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00am - 12:30pm

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

Charlene Marie Muhammad is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program. Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

Book signing to follow discussion. 

Howard County Public Library, Miller Library Branch – Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00am - 12:30pm

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community’s journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

Charlene Marie Muhammad is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program. Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

Book signing to follow discussion. 

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The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
Note: This workshop is being offered in-studio only.
Cost: $45 by April 26th; $55 as of April 27th and beyond
 
Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
 
Yoga therapy is a transformative practice that draws on the wisdom of the body as the vehicle for changing our experiences, healing our conditions, and alleviating our suffering. Come  and try out practical, personalized, purposeful, and effective tools for improving your health with HYC’s team of certified IAYT yoga therapists:
 
  • Dr. Monya Cohen, C-IAYT, Psy.D.
  • Lisa Danahy, C-IAYT
  • Charlene Muhammad, C-IAYT, CNS
  • Carrie Vieira, C-IAYT
This workshop will include an overview of Yoga Therapy, group exercises and discussion, and a “sampler” of different methods and approaches with our C-IATYS, including:
  • Working with body awareness
  • Using the breath to manage the nervous system
  • Understanding brain functions and their application to emotional stress and trauma response
  • Exploring our relationship with thoughts, feelings and problem solving
  • Cultivating a greater sense of connection and joy

The Happy Yoga Cooperative – Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
Note: This workshop is being offered in-studio only.
Cost: $45 by April 26th; $55 as of April 27th and beyond
 
Are you suffering? Do you overthink and get stuck in your head? Is a chronic condition keeping you from feeling healthy? Do you wrestle with negative beliefs, feelings of disconnection, and loneliness? Is stress or trauma preventing you from experiencing calm and rest?
 
Yoga therapy is a transformative practice that draws on the wisdom of the body as the vehicle for changing our experiences, healing our conditions, and alleviating our suffering. Come  and try out practical, personalized, purposeful, and effective tools for improving your health with HYC’s team of certified IAYT yoga therapists:
 
  • Dr. Monya Cohen, C-IAYT, Psy.D.
  • Lisa Danahy, C-IAYT
  • Charlene Muhammad, C-IAYT, CNS
  • Carrie Vieira, C-IAYT
This workshop will include an overview of Yoga Therapy, group exercises and discussion, and a “sampler” of different methods and approaches with our C-IATYS, including:
  • Working with body awareness
  • Using the breath to manage the nervous system
  • Understanding brain functions and their application to emotional stress and trauma response
  • Exploring our relationship with thoughts, feelings and problem solving
  • Cultivating a greater sense of connection and joy

Stay in touch

The Urban Herbalist © 2020 – 2024 All Rights Reserved

Stay in touch

The Urban Herbalist © 2020 – 2024 All Rights Reserved

SPRING 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

 

Pre-Natal Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring 8-week session: May 16th – June 27, 2018

 

Eating Well: A Prescription for Better Health

Join us for a discussion on the relationship of food and nutrients to immunity, chronic disease management, healing and more.

Thursday , May 17, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

 

Oneness Yoga Festival @ Yards Park, SE Washington, DC

Join us for a spirit-filled day of yoga and wellness.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 Noon- 8:30 pm

For more information:

Children 12 and under are FREE

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Winter 2018 COMMUNITY CLASSES

Classes are held at the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center, located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus:

10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

Healthy Weight Connections

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm

Jump start your weight loss goals by exploring the mind-body connection to food. 

Click here to Register for HCGH Wellness Workshop

 

Yoga 4 Arthritis: Workshop for Yoga Teachers.

Saturday, March 4, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Yoga Center of Columbia, 8590 State Route 108, Suite 109, Columbia, MD 21045. (410) 720-4340.

 

Charlene teaches Yoga Classes on Friday and Saturday Mornings at The Happy Yogi. 

Friday Mornings: (Fulton Studio- 11200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton MD)

Vinyasa Yoga II 7:00 – 8:00 am

Saturday Mornings (Olney Loft- 16650 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD)

Therapeutic Yoga 8:30 – 9:30 am

Hatha Yoga Moderate Level 9:45 – 11:00 am

The Happy Yogi Olney Loft

(301) 892-6353

Early Riser? Join us for Sunrise Yoga- Hatha I/II 7:00- 8:00 am

Misako Beats Dance Studio

2470 Longstone Lane, Suite D

Marriottsville, Maryland 21104

(443) 420-7151

https://www.misakodance.com

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May 2017

Prayer is better than sleep.

In my romantic muses about the early morning songs of nature, I envision these creatures to be the truly devoted callers of the Adhan or Morning Prayer- coaxing we early risers to meet that first glimpse of sunlight and love with reverent thanks and praises.

What pride I have in my ability to awaken at the first chirps of the chickadees who’s peeping sounds appear to be 20 times the size of its being.

Reality has a way of defusing romantic fantasy. The assortment of ornithological species in my neighborhood that rise up for dawn calls have different modus operandi than I concocted in my head. These birds –no matter how small- are flexing their mighty voices to attract a mate. These are mostly of the male species, beginning the day singing their little hearts out to attract a female. The “early bird gets the worm” – probably meant “womb.” For the loudest and most brazen of chirpers wins the booty.

The master think tankers behind the social media phenom “Twitter” envisioned a platform for “short burst of inconsequential information” like the “nonsensical chirping of birds.” Tweeting like Twerking, appeared to be for fun! In the current reality, we are experiencing the depth of that alternative fact. Tweeting these days by the loudest and most brazen amongst mankind is quickly proving to be most consequential, and like twerking exposing the depths of our immorality in search of some booty.

Everything matters.

Yet by God’s Grace, we all have something to say.

The Divine opportunity of the early morning salutation binds us to our nature. We are given a platform to offer our tweets in harmony with the energy of the life-giving sun.

The Mu’adhdhin’s urgent reminder that Prayer is better than sleep, is a daily wake up call that life is consequential. The blessed Opening Prayer- el Fatiha- albeit more than 140 characters- does provide us with 72 words for reconnecting our human character to its root: humility.

Human. Humble. Hum….

 El-Fatiha

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

All praise is to Allah, Lord of all the worlds
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Master of the Day of Judgment

You Alone do we worship and You Alone do we ask for help

Guide us to the straight path
The Path of those on whom you bestowed Your bounties

Not the path of those who incurred Your wrath or those who went astray.

(Quran 1:1-7)

Amen.

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